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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The hotel was in a great location close to Clearwater and Tampa and had everything to be great- location ,view ,private beach however it was not the hotel was run down.The elevators were slow ,we were on the 5th floor and as soon as we got in we found an old towel behind the curtain and cereal on the floor.The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I liked this hotel very much. lovely location ,view , beach , restaurant. If you are staying here no need to visit any other places it has jet ski, beach volleyball etc.. Hotel staff is very helpfull too Would love to stay here again

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1 Thank Kanchan M
Victor L, Public Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear the staff was wonderful, and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Safe Travels! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I stay here most time when I come to Tampa. Its a great deal for the money. The staff is awesome and the atmosphere is great. I usually prefer a water side room but to city side is nothing to complain about. i also really enjoy the sports bar. Nothing at all wrong with this hotel.

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1 Thank Jerome D
Victor L, Public Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your stay at the Bay Harbor Hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Safe Travels!. More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wanted the water view and the sunset/sunrise but didnt want to go over to clearwater. this was perfect... music is loud until late at night, every night. but it didnt bother me. I enjoyed the tropical island feel of it all.

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1 Thank Jenn G
Victor L, Public Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jenn G; Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your stay with us. We are delighted that we could provide a convenient, comfortable and relaxing stay for your visit. It sounds like everything went very smoothly, and we will be certain to share your comments with our team. Thank you again for your time and... More 

Melbourne, Florida
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My family and I decided to go to Tampa for the weekend. After research and reading a few reviews, I decided to book it the same day that I was to arrive. Much to my surprise I was able to get a room with a view of the Harbour, which was awesome!! The rate I was able to lock in... More 

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1 Thank becvet1
Victor L, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy we were able to fit into your travel budget and plans. At this time we are about to replace all of our railings on the hotel balconies. They are safe and secure, I assure you. We just recently had engineers here to configure the measurements for the new railings.... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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283 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

At check-in, room was not available at noon, had to come back at 3. Returned. Four people at the front desk arguing among themselves while guests waiting to get checked in. Unprofessional. Elevator takes forever, it is a 6 floor hotel. They have on restaurant on premises. The food is decent and priced accordingly. We had multiple meals there, and... More 

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1 Thank LifeisTooShort69
Victor L, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing our hotel. We do hope to see you again in the future as we are in the midst of making fantastic changes to our property! Safe Travels... More 

Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Booked with a third party not a bad price 89$ for a Sat night however first room smelled really weird so I asked to be moved to a different one and that was no problem! Room is a little beat up bedding,walls,chairs. Only down fall is they seem to let anyone stay here tons of young kids here to party... More 

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1 Thank Nikki B
Victor L, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Indeed we tend to have families and those looking to attend local events in the area stay with us on the weekends. We apologize for the other guests disturbing you during the night. We do have a system in place to address those instances immediately when the front desk is... More 

Brooksville, Fl
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101 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This used to be a Best Western and when we have an early flight, we stay at a hotel close to airport. This hotel is close and if you stay on the Bay side, there are spectacular views. Unfortunately this stay our room was not the best. The bathroom had mildew and dirt outside the tub. It appears the tub... More 

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1 Thank JudyDBrooksville
Victor L, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are passing along your review to our housekeeping department to address your concerns which are not the norm for us at all. The cleaning products we use to clean the floors are eco-friendly and should never smell chemically. The pool definitely is safe and at the correct levels at... More 

Mankato, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Shuttle service was great. and driver Adonis made it better. super nice and professional . Rooms were clean and updated. My 2 complaints are on the 6th floor, both ends of the hallway were drenched in water. I mean soaked. Kids could probably splash in it, there was so much. I saw no signs of them fixing the problem. Mold?... More 

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1 Thank mn_connie
Victor L, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The water on both ends of the top floor, the 6th floor, were from the tropical storm that came through the day and night before. We addressed the water by extracting it and drying the floors. We also had the beach cleared the next day when it stopped raining. It... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Possibly one of Tampa's best kept secrets... The Bay Harbor Hotel (formerly Best Western) has just replaced our 2 favorite Clearwater Beach hotels as our go-to get-away! Yes, it's true. And at A FRACTION OF THE PRICE! Granted, you won't find valet parking, bellboys, and beefy security personnel trolling the pool, (which is pretty O.K. with me), but that's what... More 

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1 Thank CaseyWrites
Victor L, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Harbor Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CaseyWrites, Thank you for you kind words and detailed account of your experience while at Bay Harbor Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future on your next visit to town. Sincerely, Victor L. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located directly on the bay in Tampa, minutes from Tampa Bay International Airport (TIA), this full service hotel is available for your every need. Whether you are traveling to the Tampa Bay area for business or pleasure, The Bay Harbor Hotel can offer you convenient, comfortable accommodations at an affordable price. All guest rooms have open balconies/patios with views of the bay or the city. We offer complimentary wireless Internet, business center, fitness center and the heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking the bay. Volleyball and water sports are available adjacent to the beach bar. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of menu items with a full bar. We are less than an hour away from world renowned white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, a short distance from Busch Gardens(R), the Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), the Salvador Dali Museum, the Ford Amphitheater, the Seminole Hard Rock(R) Hotel & Casino and the Cruise Port of Tampa.If you're here to visit a college or university, we are approximately an hour from both the Tampa and the St. Petersburg campuses of USF, the University of Tampa, Eckerd College, SPC and Florida Southern College. For sports fans, there's Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Steinbrenner Field and Tropicana Field, all within a short distance. For our guests here on business, we offer a variety of meeting rooms and facilities.Our bayside location makes a great venue for any social occasion. Sunset beachside weddings are our specialty. We can host wedding reception as well as the bride's maids luncheon, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, high school class reunions and service organizations. We can also host parties for special birthdays and anniversaries as well as holiday parties and quinceaneras. Our on-site staff event planners are available to assist you for any event. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Harbor Hotel

Address: 7700 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Bay Harbor Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Price Range: $117 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Harbor Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 260
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Also Known As:
Radisson Tampa
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tampa
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“Request a water side or water view room on a higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 856andreah, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“if you g against my advice & book here anyway... At least the view is good on the ocean side, 6th floor rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles DomV555, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay on a higher floor during renovations.”
 of 5 bubbles 801miltk, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask a room on the bayside if you like the view”
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